Wife who planned hit skips court

2012-06-13 08:28

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Cape Town - A Worcester woman is facing arrest after she failed to turn up at court where she is facing trial for allegedly organising a hit on her husband.

The Cape Argus reported that Nell-Marie Cooke, 30, has been dubbed the White Widow after she allegedly conspired with her gardener’s brother to kill her husband, Maartin Cooke, 33, last November.

Her husband found out about the plan when he discovered a note addressed to her in which the hitman asked for money.

She was arrested in February and granted bail of R5 000.

Cooke’s lawyer William Booth told the court that she had moved to Pretoria and was unable to come to court due to work commitments.

She is due to appear in court on 22 June.
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